Tuesday, December 2, 2014

It's First Tuesday! 
That means a bunch of new cozy titles for us to enjoy!

One of those titles is 
Book One in the Cycle Path Mystery series by 
Duffy Brown!

Duffy is so excited that she wanted to do a giveaway!

Two lucky readers will win one of these awesome 

Before we get to the giveaway, Duffy has stopped by to share a bit about the book with us!

Pets are the best! They are our constant companions. They love us when we’re bitchy and in our sloppy PJs with no hair combed and when we have the flu. And they train us really well.
Here I thought we were supposed to train them! Ha!

Pet joke:  What side of the door does the cat like to be on? The other side. That’s why I jump up and down the whole blasted night while trying to watch TV to let my cat in and out of the porch. Am I a well-trained owner or what!

Then there’s the food issue. Every three days I bake my cat chicken thighs. Not breasts or legs or wings...but thighs. Then cut into small pieces and served room temp. Not cold and not hot.

And then we have the water glass issue. Know that snotty white cat on TV who eats his kibble out of a crystal glass...that’s my cat’s water bowl. Good grief.

I have two cats, Spooky and Dr. Watson. Dr. Watson was supposed to be for my son, a gift from my daughter. Yeah, right. We all know how the pet for the sibling thing works...parents get the pet! And I got Spooky out of the grocery store parking lot. He was living in the cart area. I herd this pitiful meow and suddenly had a new cat in my life.

If I didn’t have cats I’d have a dog. I know they are more work but they are always happy. Something about a wagging tail will cure any depression, a gift from the pet gods. I have a dog...the other Bruce Willis...in my Consignment Shop mystery series.

In Geared for the Grave there are two cats, Bambino and Cleveland. 


Here’s a little about Bambino:

I dropped my duffle and snagged a cue, aimed for the far pocket and sailed the yellow-striped ball across the felt till Rudy plucked it right off the table. “Hey, why’d you do that? I nailed that shot.” 

Rudy scooped his hand into the pocket, dragging out a sleepy black and white kitten. “Bambino hangs out there, left pocket’s off limits.” Rudy balanced on one crutch--he was a one-crutch kind of guy. “So, Chicago, what brings a pool shark to my doorstep this time of night?”

This is going to be a good one! 

Thank you to Duffy for stopping by and for the great giveaway! 

And speaking of giveaway, you can enter using the Rafflecopter form below! 

Giveaway is open to US and Canada

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  1. Hi, Lisa. Thanks so much for having me here at Book Thoughts, I looooove this blog site. Pets are the best, I always have them in my books. Cannot imagine a story without a fur baby. Hugs, Duffy

    1. Thank you for being here Duffy. I just love you to pieces. Not only are you a wonderful author, but you are so very kind and generous to your readers. Hugs to you!

  2. Morning, Lisa...love First Tuesday!

    1. It is always fun to see the new books.

    2. Hey Pat! First Tuesday is awesome! And now some books are coming out the last Tuesday of the month. So, is that Last Tuesday?

  3. My fur baby loves to go outside the minute after I've gotten comfortable in my lounge chair - or immediately after I've sat down to eat my lunch. The cookie she got for lunch has made it imperative that she goes NOW. Bear is a dog.
    Cats aren't the only ones who think the world revolves around them.
    Looking forward to reading the book.

    1. Hi, Mary! Your pets sound just like mine…they certainly rule the house. They eat better than I do. LOL Thanks for chatting. Hugs, Duffy

    2. My new fur baby is Emmy. She came to us on Sept 19 from a neglectful situation. She's a Chi-Weenie. So full of love.

    3. Oh, Lisa, Emmy is so lucky to have found you. What a terrific cat mommy you are.

  4. My fur baby is a little dog who loves to go in and out all the time. She likes to keep a watchful eye on the neighbors (humans, dogs, cats, squirrels, rabbits, etc.) from the deck. She has worked hard to train us to serve her. ;)

    1. And train us they do! I get up in the middle of the night to give them a treat if they start meowing. I am so well trained it’s frightening. LOL

  5. My furbabies are cats and they know my world revolves around them

    1. Hi, Rebecca. Can’t imagine my house without Spooky and Dr. Watson. They make it a home.

  6. Cats are such odd creatures my Mother's used to turn the faucet on to get a drink..
    All kinds of tricks..
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com